Hog farming is big business

  • Updated: September 27, 2011 - 10:08 PM

 

• Minnesota is the third-largest hog-producing state in the United States.

• In 2010, sale of state hogs put $8 billion into the state's economy.

• Minnesota marketed 14.6 million hogs in 2010.

• In 2009, state swine industry's economic impact was $6 billion.

Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Pork Producers Association
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